Economic globalization and improved technology have powered substantial growth in business relationships among individuals, companies, and governments in North America and Latin America. This growth has created the need for new and enhanced legal strategies and alliances to help solidify new and emerging business opportunities; manage operations across multiple legal jurisdictions; resolve disputes; and address uncertainties involving existing and future trade agreements, domestic economic priorities, and other geopolitical forces.
Our Latin America team includes numerous attorneys with decades of firsthand experience negotiating cross-border inbound and outbound transactions between Latin America and the United States, as well as direct investments in Latin America from entities in Asia and Europe (Spain, in particular). Our dispute resolution team has handled numerous international arbitrations, as well as domestic and international litigation involving countries, companies, and individuals across South America and Central America.
The firm’s value proposition is straightforward: we provide sophisticated legal solutions and top-tier service at competitive, cost-effective rates. We have deep familiarity with — and direct access to — key government officials and agencies at home and abroad. Our attorneys understand the way that businesses, governments, and societies operate in numerous countries and are skilled at finding common ground that enables us to achieve shared objectives for our clients. We have handled major projects, negotiated agreements, and led delegations in, to, and from countries throughout the hemisphere.
Our clients include publicly traded and privately held multinational corporations, governments, not-for-profit organizations, and international trade associations. In addition to providing general counsel services, we provide specific guidance on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and major infrastructure projects in the energy (including oil and gas, electricity, and renewables), manufacturing, mining and natural resources, technology, maritime, food and agriculture, pharmaceutical, resorts and hospitality, and real estate industries, among others.
Extensive governmental, business, infrastructure, and dispute resolution experience across the region
Although dozens of our team members are simultaneously fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, we are more than multilingual — we are multicultural. A number of our lawyers are of Latin American or Caribbean heritage, and most have lived or traveled extensively in countries throughout the region. We are known as thought leaders and are frequently sought out by major publications and news outlets to provide commentary on issues relating to Latin American business and policy.
The following are highlights from some of our lawyers’ extensive resumés:
With the broad resources of a full service law firm, we are well prepared to help clients identify, assess, and act on commercial and trade opportunities almost anywhere and anytime they arise. We advise clients across the full spectrum of legal and regulatory issues, including antitrust and business immigration matters; domestic and international litigation and dispute resolution; FCPA and OFAC compliance; government relations and legislative advocacy; and environmental, maritime, tax, and trade concerns, among other areas.
Further, our association with Lex Mundi and its global network of legal and professional advisors offers our clients access to additional resources worldwide.